Pat Service

Born Port Alberni, British Columbia

Raised on the west coast of Canada. After graduating from university, lived in Eastern Canada, Scotland and Venezuela. Since 1972, living in Vancouver, painting full-time.


1966 - 1967 Studied part-time at the Glasgow School of Art, Scotland.
1959-1963 Bachelor of Arts Degree, University of B. C.

Special Professional

2013 Presenter in David Wisdom’s Slide Show, Summer, Vancouver Art Gallery
2000 S.I.A.W., Saskatchewan
1996 Invited Participant in Landscape 96, Visual Arts Festival in Saskatoon
1996 Artist-in-Residence at Painters at Painter's, Campbell River, B. C.
1996 Cover Painting for "No Better Land" by Roberta L. Bagshaw
1995 Attended Sheffield Lake Workshop, Tamworth, Ontario
1993, 1983 Attended Triangle Artists' Workshop for painters and sculptors, upstate New York
1991-1980 During these years, attended various Emma Lake Workshops, Saskatchewan


1993 The Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of Confederation

Solo Exhibitions

2022 "Survey Show of Paintings by Pat Service", Oeno Gallery, Ontario
2020 "Pat Service: A Larger Silence", Newzones Gallery, Calgary
2018 “Pat Service:  A Road Trip”, South Main Gallery, Vancouver
2016 “Totems”, Scott Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
2016 “Abstract Landscapes”, Nikola Rukaj Gallery, Toronto, Ontario
2016  "LESS & MORE”, The GALLERY/art placement, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
2015 “Round About Midnight:New Paintings from Pat Service”, Newzones Gallery, Calgary, Alta.
2014 “Painting This Place:  3 Decades”, Art Gallery at Evergreen, Coquitlam, B. C.
2013 "Colour Tree Painting", Michael Gibson Gallery, London, Ontario
2011 “Connections and Variations”, Art Placement, Saskatoon
2010 “Regard and Other New Paintings”, Scott Gallery, Edmonton
2010 "Pat Service:  Vivid",  Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, B. C.
2009 "In My View", Grand Forks Art Gallery, B.C.
2008 “Valleys”, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver
2009 "In My View", Grand Forks Art Gallery, B. C.
2008 “Lake Series”, Gallery One, Toronto
2005 "Lakeside", The Gallery, Art Placement Inc., Saskatoon
2005 "Summer Lake Series", Newzones Gallery, Calgary
2005 "City Scenes", Atelier Gallery, Vancouver
2004 "Valley Views", Gallery One, Toronto
2004 "Alberta Summer", The Scott Gallery, Edmonton
2002 "My Favourite Vancouver", Buschlen-Mowatt Annex, Vancouver
2002 "My British Columbia", Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver
2001 Land and Water, Scott Gallery, Edmonton
2001 New Paintings, Gallery One, Toronto
2001 Sun Coast, Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art, Calgary
2000 Crossroads, Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver
1999 Fields of Gold, The Scott Gallery, Edmonton
1998 New Work, Gallery One, Toronto
1998 PatServiceLandScapes, Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver
1997 PAT SERVICE Out of the Ordinary: Paintings, Monoprints and Watercolours 1986-1996, The Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon
1996 Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver
1996 Kathleen Laverty Gallery, Edmonton
1995 Gallery One, Toronto
1995 Wallack Galleries, Ottawa
1994 Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver
1994 Kathleen Laverty Gallery, Edmonton
1992 Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver
1991 Gallery One, Toronto
1991 Canadian Art Galleries, Calgary
1991 Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver
1990 Miriam Shiell Fine Art, Toronto
1990 Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery, Vancouver
1989 Wade Gallery, Los Angeles
1988 Wade Gallery, Vancouver
1988 Wade Gallery, Los Angeles
1987 Waddington and Shiell Galleries, Toronto
1987 The Gallery/art placement, Saskatoon
1987 Canadian Art Galleries, Calgary
1986 Wade Gallery, Vancouver
1986 Waddington and Shiell Galleries, Toronto
1985 The Gallery/art placement, Saskatoon
1985 Wade Gallery, Vancouver
1984 Martin Gerard Gallery, Edmonton
1983 Buschlen-Mowatt Fine Arts, Vancouver
1980 Merrit Fine Art, Vancouver
1979 The Studio Gallery, West Vancouver

Group Exhibitions: Selected

2022 "Triangle Workshop Reunion Exhibition", Newburgh, New York
2019 “End of Summer Exhibition”, August, Art Placement, Saskatoon
2018 “40th Anniversary Show”, THE GALLERY/art placement inc., Saskatoon, Sask.
2018 “Gestural Hands”, November, Nikola Rukaj Gallery, Toronto
2018 “Fields of Colour”, Nikola Rukaj Gallery, Arbitration Place, Toronto
2017 “The Human Face”, The Scott Gallery, Edmonton
2017 "Gallery Artists", The GALLERY/art placement, Saskatoon
2016 “Something Old, Something New”, The Gallery/Art Placement, Saskatoon
2016  "Astrolabe", The Scott Gallery, Edmonton, Alberta
2015  "LandscapeX7", Newzones Gallery, Calgary
2015, "Winter Group Show", The Gallery/Art Placement, Saskatoon, Sask.
2013 “Nests and Trees”, 2 ARTIST SHOW, The Reach Gallery Museum, Abbotsford
2013 “The Drawing Show”, The Gallery/Art Placement, Saskatoon
2013 “Paint”, Nikola Rukaj Gallery, Toronto
2013 “By the Water’s Edge”, The Gallery/Art Placement, Saskatoon
2013 “New Beginnings”, The Gallery/Art Placement, Saskatoon
2010 “The Primary Mark”, Diane Faris Gallery, Vancouver Drawing Festival
2010 “The Drawing Show”, Art Placement, Saskatoon
2010 “Signs of Spring”, Art Placement, Saskatoon
2007 Triangle DUMBO Art Festival Exhibition 25, New York
2007 "A Prairie Companion", Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Halifax
2006 "Colour Paintings", Art Placement, Saskatoon
2004 "Form & Figure: Transitions 1980-2004", Buschlen-Mowatt, Vancouver
2004 "Recent Acquisitions", The Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon
2003 "Conduit", Gallery, Toronto, (part of the Water Project by the Ontario Society of Artists)
2002 The Canadian Collection at Kananaskis - the G8 Summit, June 2002, Calgary
2001 "Ballachey, McAvity and Service", Art Placement Inc., Saskatoon
2001 "Clement Greenberg - a Critic's Collection", Portland Art Museum, Oregon
2001 "Reunion", Gallery 1248, Victoria
2001 "Landscape x 9", Newzones Gallery, Calgary
2000 "West to East", Gallery on the Bay, Hamilton, Ontario
1998 "The Manitoba Workshop", Wasagaming Arts Centre, Manitoba
1997 The Canadian Collection at APEC ‘97 , Vancouver
1997 Jonathan Forrest & Pat Service, The Gallery/Art Placement, Saskatoon
1996 "Rediscovering the Landscape of the Americas", Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Travelling to: The Art Museum of South Texas, Corpus Christi; The Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham; The Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, N.Y.; The Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, South Carolina
1996 "Painters on Site", The Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon
1996 "Inner Landscapes: Sixteen by One", Gallery One, Toronto
1996 "A Perspective on Drawing", Triangle Gallery of The Visual Arts, Calgary
1995 Lineart (Buschlen-Mowatt), Ghent, Belgium
1994 Art Asia (Buschlen-Mowatt), Hong Kong
1994 Tresors D'Art (Buschlen-Mowatt), Singapore
1994 "Reflecting Paradise", Selections from the Collection of the University of Lethbridge, Calgary
1994 "Recent Acquisitions", The Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon
1994 "New Trends", Art Hong Kong (Buschlen-Mowatt), Hong Kong
1993 "The Triangle Artists' Workshop Benefit Show", Lorraine Kessler Gallery, Poughkeepsie, New York
1993 Art Asia (Buschlen-Mowatt), Hong Kong
1993 Tresors D'Art (Buschlen-Mowatt), Singapore
1993 Exhibition selected by the Prime Minister's Office for the Yeltsin-Clinton Summit Conference, Vancouver
1993 T.I.A.F. (Buschlen-Mowatt), Tokyo
1992 Art Asia (Buschlen-Mowatt), Hong Kong
1992 T.I.A.F. (Buschlen-Mowatt), Tokyo
1990 Chicago International Art Exposition (Miriam Shiell), Chicago
1990 "Still Life: More than Still", Transamerica Galleries, Los Angeles
1990 "North of the Border: Contemporary Vancouver Art", Whatcom Museum of History and Art, Bellingham
1988 "Zoo Zone", Grand Forks Art Gallery, B. C.
1987 Chicago International Art Exposition (Waddington and Shiell), Chicago
1987 "Works on Paper", Wade Gallery, Los Angeles
1986 "Works by Contemporary Canadian Artists", Wade Gallery, L.A
1983 "Contemporary Canadian Art: The Current Generation", The Edmonton Art Gallery, Edmonton



McCall, Stuart.  “Notes from a Friend”.  PAT SERVICE: A ROAD TRIP.  Vancouver: SOMA Gallery, 2018.

Wedman, Neil.  “Road Trip Pictures”.  PAT SERVICE: A ROAD TRIP.  Vancouver: SOMA Gallery, 2018.

“Art Bank Grows”.  Galleries West.   Fall/Winter 2006.  P. 18

Belanger, Joe.  “Vancouver artist drawn…”.  The London Free Press.  13 Sept. 2013:C7.

Bouchard, Gilbert.  “Artist’s Alberta Summer Dream.” The Edmonton Journal.  4 June 2004: What’s On.  p.6

Bradley, Ross.  “A Study in Contrast”.  Galleries West.  Online Exhibition Reviews, Volume 9           
Number 2 Summer 2010.
Pat Service “Regard and Other Paintings…”, Galleries West.  Fall 2010.  P. 31.

Callahan, Maggie. "Artists Collect." Update. Edmonton: The Edmonton Art Gallery, November/December 1984. 12.

Canadian Art. Toronto, Spring/March 2001. 23.

Canadian Art.  Web page April 25, 2005.  Pat Service, Calgary

Canadian Art.  Toronto, Spring 2014. 34.

Carpenter, Ken. "In Review Toronto." Art Post 25. Toronto, April/May 1987: 10-11.

Christie, Robert; Charles Killam; Barrie Mowatt; and Pat Service. Drawn to the Edge. The Paintings of Pat Service. Vancouver: Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery, 1992.

Clarke, Orville O. "Pat Service." ArtScene. Los Angeles, March 1988: 21-22.

Cramp, Beverly.  “Pat Service”.  Galleries West.  Spring 2014: 20.

Elgstrand, Gregory.  Pat Service:  Painting This Place, 3 Decades.  Coquitlam:  Art Gallery at Evergreen, 2014

Gussow & Maxon -Edgerton.  Rediscovering the Landscape of the Americas. Santa Fe, New Mexico: Gerald Peters Gallery, 1996.  92, 107.

Harmon, Kitty, ed.  The Pacific Northwest Landscape. Seattle: Sasquatch Books, 2001.  126.

Hume, Christopher. "Yorkville Galleries Awash..." The Toronto Star. 18 December 1991: D1.

Kajiwara, Sherri and Karen Wilkin. PatServiceLandScapes. Vancouver: Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery, 1998.

Laurence, Robin.  “Critics’ Picks”.  The Georgia Straight.  27 Feb-6 March 2014: 38.

Moppett, George. PAT SERVICE Out of THE ORDINARY: Paintings, Monoprints and Watercolours 1986-1996. Saskatoon: The Mendel Art Gallery, 1997.

Rosenberg, Ann. "Visual Arts." Vancouver Sun. 14 November 1992: D9.

Smith, Trudi. Sun Coast New Paintings. Calgary: Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art, 2001.

Sperounes, Sandra. "The Shameless Plug." The Edmonton Journal. 30 April 1999: E1.

Stephanson, Loraine. "Looking at Canada." Monday Magazine. Victoria, December 1986.

Warren, Janis.  “Landscape Painter Looks Back 30 Years.”  Tri-City News.  03 March 2014.

Wilkin, Karen. "Milton Avery's Landscape Legacy." Canadian Art. Toronto, Spring 1986: 69.

Wilkin, Karen and Bruce Guenther, "Clement Greenberg - A Critic's Collection", Portland Art Museum and Princeton University Press, 2001, pp.26, 176 and 186

Wilkin, Karen.  “Bolder, Broader, More Urgent…”.  PatServiceLandScapes.  Vancouver:  Buschlen-Mowatt Gallery, 1998.

Represented By:

Oeno Gallery, Prince Edward County, Ontario
Newzones Gallery of Contemporary Art, Calgary



Air Canada, Montreal
American Express, Toronto
Art Robe Limited, Tokyo
Bauman & Freedman, Toronto
Baycrest Hospital Centre, Toronto
Campney and Murphy, Vancouver
Canpotex, Saskatoon
Canada Council, Art Bank
Canada Trust, Toronto
Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Vancouver
Crown Life/Crownx Collection, Toronto
Dannon Yogurt, New York
Deloitte, Haskins, Sells; Toronto
Dept. of External Affairs, Ottawa
Dominion Management, Vancouver
Edmonton Art Gallery, Alberta
Endeavour Financial, Vancouver
Ernst & Whinney, Vancouver
Fairley Erker, Edmonton
Fairwater Capital, Toronto
Financial Post, Toronto
First City Trust, Vancouver
First Marathon Securities, Halifax
Gornitzki, Thompson, Little; Toronto
The Granite Club, Toronto
Harper, Grey, Easton; Vancouver
Joe Fortes Restaurant, Vancouver
Ladner Downs, Vancouver
Law Reform Office, University of Alberta
Lawrence and Shaw, Vancouver
Lawson Lundell, Vancouver
Lehigh Valley Hospital Centre, Allentown, Pennsylvania
Leighton Foundation, Calgary
Lindsay Kenney, Vancouver
MacKimmie Matthews, Calgary
Marsh & McLennan, Toronto
Marsh & McLennan, Vancouver
Melcor Developments, Edmonton
The Mendel Art Gallery, Saskatoon
McLean Hunter, Toronto
Monsanto, Toronto
Neuman Thompson, Edmonton
Nissho Iwai, Vancouver
Panevino Restaurant, New Jersey
Philip and Muriel Berman Museum, Ursinus College, Pennsylvania
Phillips, Hager and North, Vancouver
Portland Art Museum, Oregon, Clement Greenberg Collection
Reed Stenhouse, Vancouver
Royal Canadian Mint, Ottawa
Royal Trust, Toronto & Vancouver
Seaboard Life Insurance, Vancouver
Sharecom Industries, Alberta
Sun Life Center, Toronto
Sunnybrook Health Centre, Toronto
Surreal Holdings, Toronto
Tanton Mitchell, Vancouver
Texaco Canada Resources, Calgary
Telus, Edmonton & Vancouver
Thorsteinssons, Toronto & Vancouver
The Toronto Sun, Toronto
Touche Ross, Los Angeles & Vancouver
Triangle Trust, New York
University of Lethbridge, Alberta
Waterfront Centre Hotel, Vancouver
West Coast Transmission, Vancouver
Westburne Corporation, Montreal
Xerox Canada, Toronto

Also included in many private collections in Canada, the United States, Britain, Taiwan, Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong.